Colt Forum banner

Found a Very Special "Pre-Detective Special"

4591 Views 39 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  Malysh
Well, I'm finally feeling a bit better and am able to sit upright and join in with you guys again. A great big THANK YOU for all the get well wishes & prayers. Now lets get back to the Colt stuff...

Last week just before I was rushed back to the hospital, I had found a unique Detective Special. This gun is described in Gary Peer's book as the "Pre" or "Transitional" Detective Special. The serial number of the gun falls within the range quoted by Peer. It also has all the features listed as being "correct" for this model: barrel stampings, polished/blued topstrap, plain trigger, and narrow grips. It also has an Archive Letter. With all the health stuff going on lately I have yet to get the gun in my hands, but here are a few pics to wet your whistle:

Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Gun barrel
Revolver Gun Firearm Cylinder
Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Gun barrel
Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Starting pistol
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 5
1 - 1 of 40 Posts
Man! That is a hen's tooth! Those who wonder if their latest acquisition has been refinished need only look at this example. Those frame flats are flat. No dishing, no waves. That's how Colt's did them and that's how they should look.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 40 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.